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Press Release: Kidnapping and Sexual Assault Arrest
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Temecula
Written Date: July 16, 2019 Time: 1:00pm
Incident Date: July 14, 2019 Time: 8:00pm 
Incident Location: Unincorporated area of Pala (San Diego County) and Temecula Pkwy, Temecula
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Edmond Seltzer
File Number(s): TE191950131


Luis Fernando Alba

On Sunday, July 14, 2019 at about 8:30pm, deputies from the Temecula Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a kidnapping and sexual assault in the area of Temecula Pkwy and Redhawk Pkwy, in the city of Temecula. An adult female victim stated she was sexually assaulted by an adult male who posed as a driver for a ride sharing service.

The victim was waiting for a ride sharing service driver at a gas station in Pala when a vehicle arrived, and the male driver stated he was her ride. After getting in the vehicle it became apparent to the victim the driver was not a ride sharing service driver and asked to be let out of the vehicle. The driver refused to let her out and sexually assaulted the victim while in the city of Temecula. The victim was able to exit the vehicle on Temecula Pkwy and immediately called 911.

During the investigation the alleged suspect was identified as Luis Fernando Alba of Moreno Valley. Alba was arrested on Monday, July 15, 2019, in Moreno Valley for an alleged carjacking of the vehicle he used to kidnap and sexually assault the victim. The carjacking was reported on Saturday, July 13, 2019, in the city of Moreno Valley.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Cornett at the Temecula Sheriff’s Station (951) 696-3000 or Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch (951) 776-1099. 

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

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